San Bernardino County Presiding Judge Marsha Slough announced today that the Barstow Courthouse will shut down effective May 6, 2013. It is the latest in cost-savings measures implemented to deal with a $22 million cut to the budget by the state.
“The severe funding cuts made to our budget result in the need to take these painful steps. We are cognizant of the impact that these actions will have upon the bar and citizens of this county who have business in the court, especially for people who live some distance from the remaining courthouses. The simple fact is that we can no longer afford to support as many court locations, or support as many services as in the past,” said Judge Slough.
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